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to peaks thing? that trail is the best. that was a real conversation. i just sat there in pain but quietly proud. great job, melinda. >> thank you. thank you, do we have public comment? >> we already did it. >> oh, well, do i have a memory? [ laughter ] >> okay. entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> moved and seconded. all those in favor. >> aye. >> great. we are now on item 8, balboa pool renovation, the amendment to the construction contract. >> good morning, commissioners, i'm the project manager for the balboa pool renovation. this is action to amend the construction contract for the balboa pool renovation to increase the limit from $7,130,000 so an amount not to
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exceed $9,960,000, an increase of $2,830,000 which is greater than 10% over the approved contract amount. under this plan, the project seeks to inspire public space, strengthen the quality of existing parks and facilities, and to inspire play, promote active living, strengthen and promote the safety and well-being of san francisco's youth and seniors. this is not a request for additional funds. of the project has funding to accommodate the requested contracted inhe is crease. -- increase. it's been one of the most popular sites for swims. the building is located within balboa park, one of the department's equity zone parks. as part of the 2012 bond, they are renovating the pool and construction started late 2016. improvements include new dedicated community room for events, installation to allow
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for dual programming and increased hours, stairs and ramps, plumbing systems, new site plan to delineate pedestrian and vehicular traffic and safety. and upgraded site and building accessibility in accordance with latest ada standards. balboa pool construction is approximately 75% complete with reopening anticipated later in 2018. the project has experienced delays to the original schedule due to unforeseen site conditions and with issues to the new electrical service at the building. project change orders to date can be categorized with scope enhancements requested by recreation and park, unforeseen building conditions and items related to the new pg and e recollect al service. one of the major scope enhancements was replacement of the building's window system
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which was not in the original project scope. it was determined as we were doing demolition and prep that the window system was in too poor condition to refurbish or warranty. it comes with increased energy efficiency, better functionality and a full warranty. this and some other enhancements from important to the project scope to ensure the best overall investment for the community. changes to the electrical service, during construction, the intended electrical scope of work required a major change due to pg and e requirements. they required the department to install new high voltage primary al metering facility at the sited with the assistance, we negotiated installation of a secondary service at balboa. much the final engineering documents with pg and e are still forthcoming. when we have that completion, we can move forward with the final
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phases of construction. recently, we have been in contact with them, though, to emphasize the urgency of completing engineering documents and we have -- just this morning, i spoke with them. they promised to get us diagrams needed for us to do the sub structure trenching work which is part of our critical path on the construction. while they are finishing up the other engineering, we'll be able to move forward tearing up the parking lot to get the conduit and so some is of the other sub structure in place so we can stay on schedule. >> let me ask you a question on that point. so you're getting updated documents that will allow this to proceed, and are they giving us some satisfaction that there won't be further delays on their end when they fin shal fin -- fe documents? >> they told us the final documents will come to us in may. but what we requested of them
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was -- there are a few things we need to just keep moving and avoid waiting. >> you're getting them. >> those things, they have said they'll be able to get to us. >> let me jump in on this one because i've been involved in some of the communications and we just got an update this morning. this is just to give commissioners context, this has been extremely frustrating for us. this has been going on for essentially a year. we first engaged both pg and e in the small of 2016 on this project. we -- it took march 2018 for us to get the commitment from pg and e to allow puc to provide power to its own building. there are a lot of reasons for that. it's technical and lost in a big political battle over who delivers power where. each day of delay has cost this project about $1500.
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so this is real. this is not the first time we've been down this read. levi has had to do with this at the randall and we've got more projects coming around the bend where we face similar risk. this morning, just on the heels of this meeting, pg and e basically confirmed that their goal was to complete full engineering documents by the end of may. that was actually unacceptable to our team because it was going to result in further construction delays. so as an addendum to that, as levi noted, we're going to trench and do prep work ahead of the completion of some of the technical engineering work-related to the transformer and the the actual delivery of electricity. we've spoken -- worked closely with the puc on this. for a little bit more context, what the puc believes is that there are a number of projects, which pg and e is asking for
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time extensions. what the puc is hearing is that some of the resources are being diverted to north bay work, which is not necessarily an acceptable excuse to us. they should be increasing their capacity. in any event, the delays continue, but there's a path forward. >> thank you. does that conclude your presentation. >> i was saying staff recommends amending the construction contract to increase the limit from $7,130,000 to an amount not to exceed $9,900,000. >> thank you very much. >> is there any public comment? okay. being none, public comment is closed. commissioners. >> entertain a motion. >> commissioner bonilla. >> question. this is -- >> can i get to you speak into the microphone.
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>> yeah. so it's actually an increase. i mean, all throw -- it's more than 10%. it's almost like 30%. that's huge. yeah. do we have any idea before we started the project that this might be a potential -- i mean, we would be realizing this significant of an increase in this project, or did this come out of nowhere. >> i would say we didn't anticipate this huge a shift. >> you didn't? >> i think we had two things. pg and e was a major chunk of this. then i think the other piece was we -- this building was built in the '60s -- i'm sorry -- '50s, and there were elements that were just -- were not able to be seen by the design team during -- they would have required demolition, and i think the windows is a really big one.
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frankly, had we known we would have planned for it ahead of time and with garfield pool, given -- they're exact same age. we have built in full window replacements knowing the pool environment corrodes these things. so we're going forward knowing it will need to be done on future pools. >> since i live in the neighborhood, when did can i sas it will be completed? >> i would say right now, my best guess is fall of 2018. >> commissioner, just to remind you, the real complicated reason for the delay has been the issue that i briefed you on, which is the delivery of power, which ha,
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unfortunately, that we have been able to control. so we've been applying as much leverage as we can with pg and e, i've been involved in this. supervisor safai has been involved with this. i don't -- i'm not going to let -- put levi's neck out there. this is dependent on pg and e delivering on their commitments. >> i would just like to be able to -- when i'm asked -- >> i will add, we've been -- >> i fully understand all the additional work that has to be done and so on and what the delays are. i mean, that's not a question -- i mean, i don't have any problem with that. it's just that i would like to be able to give some sort of response rather than saying i don't know. >> well, i would add, we've been really happy with the contractor. they've been a great partner. so they have been really proactive in helping us try to
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adjust the schedule wherever we can to have things ready. you know, the construction sequence is complicated, and so they've been really willing to work and make sure we're ready to go and roll. if would you like to come and take a tour and check it out during construction, i'm happy to -- >> what we've noted in the report is that we anticipate another proximate 20 weeks of construction once this pg and e issue is completed. everything is being held up on the construction. we're hoping -- let's say that pg and e we get final designs by the end of may and transformers in and all that stuff sometime in june. then it's low temperature 5 months. so probably by the end of the year. does that sound right to you? by the end of 2018. >> thank you. commissioner mcdonnell.
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>> just quick question about the contract summary calculations. this is the part i don't understand. i think i understand, but what unforeseen conditions are. i don't understand the expenses related to unforeseen circumstances. different from the installation of the windows, et cetera. >> i think the major change was the -- something like the windows that is such a major expense, there was a way around it, but it would have meant reusing the existing windows and i think installing just an interior product that wouldn't have been warrantied. >> i'm thinking of something different. in the budget summary, around the additional expense, there are the expenses related to the enhancement and then there are expenses related to unforeseen conditions. i don't quite understand what
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those are. >> that would be things like i have one listed here for repairs of corroded and crusted steel. i would categorize them as smaller elements in the building many as you uncover it, they need to be addressed. >> got it. >> there was a lot of -- given the pool environment, there was a lot of miscellaneous concrete that needed to be worked on because of the chlorine and that kind of stuff. we also had storm mitigation. when we had the huge storms last year, we actually had over $100,000 in expense to remove trees that had fallen on the construction trailer. we had flooding in the basement that needed to be pumped out because we had opened up the basement to do foundation work. so things like that. >> thank you. >> thank you. seeing no other further questions, the chair would entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> all those in favor.
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>> aye. >> so moved. thank you. >> we're on item 9 public comment continued from item 4. is there anyone who did not speak on item 4 that would like to speak on item 9? being none, this item is close . we're on item 10, commissioners matters. anything? >> seeing none. >> is there any public comment on this item? being none, item 10 is closed. item 11 is new business agenda setting. is there any public comment on this item? >> commissioner mcdonnell. >> i don't know whether this warrants a new agenda item, but i would love to know the timing of the next update for the commission on our equity work. we have benchmarks and we're doing good and great work against it, et cetera, but i don't know the right sequence of timing to have it --
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>> we typically will re-present during a cycle when we present our strategic plan and our operations plan. it would be the next sort of full update would probably be in the fall. >> okay. great. thank you. >> is there any public comment on this item? being none, public comment is closed. item 12, communications, is there any public comment on this item? being none, this item is closed. we are on item 13, adjournment. >> so moved. >> second. >> moved and seconded. all those in favor. >> aye. >> so moved. >> thank you, commissioner.
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>> hi. i'm shana longhorn with the san francisco league of women voters. i'm here to discuss prop e, a measure that will be before the voters on june 5th. in 2014, the supervisors adopted a resolution in san francisco that prohibited the sail of cigarette products. a rhenendumb was filed requiring that the ordinance be submitted to the voters. the ordinance will not go into effect unless a majority of voters approve. proposition e is a refer endumb to pass the ordinance passed by the board of supervisors prohibiting the sail of flafrd
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tobacco products in san francisco. a yes vote means you want to prohibit the sail of flafrd tobacco products in san francisco. a no vote means if you vote no, you want to allow the sale of flavored tobacco products in san francisco. i'm here with dr. lawrence chung, past president of the marin medical society. we're also joined by star child, outreach director of the libertiaryian party of san francisco. thank you both for being here. i'd like to start with you, star child. why do you feel it's so important. >> well, it's an expansion of the war on drug dos, and we shd know that the war on drugs has been a massive failure. it didn't work with alcohol, it didn't work with cannabis, and it won't work with tobacco. this will create a black market
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in san francisco for purchase of cigarettes on the streets where they won't be checking i.d. it's already illegal in california for people under 21 to buy tobacco products, so the opposition's claims about oh, it's about kids being able to buy tobacco, well kids can't buy tobacco now. this is about not fringing on adult choices. it's going to lead to more crime, it's going to lead to more retailers closing. controller's economic office estimated 50 million lost in sales. vaping stores and other retailers that are highly reliant on tobacco sales will close. raping actually helps people quit smoking. it's less harmful. vaping and e cigarettes are included under this proposed ban. >> thank you. dr. chung? >> thank you for asking me to be here?
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i'm here not only as a concerned physician but as a father. i have two wonderful nine-year-old twin boys and girls, and i am worried that this is allen assault on our k. canny flavored tobacco has only one use, and that's to hook kids into tobacco. this measure is all about protecting our kids, our community, and i feel very strongly that we should uphold this ban on tobacco that has already been passed by a unanimous decision at the board of supervisors level. so please join me and the san francisco marin medical association, the california medical association and the american medical association in upholding this ban on candy flavored tobacco, vote yes on prop e. >> thank you. i'd like to ask some questions, and i'm going to begin with you, dr. chung. do you believe that this proposition, a ban on flavored tobacco is the best way to
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fight youth tobacco use. >> yes, i believe this is a very effective way to fight youth tobacco, because we know that four out of five kids who start smoking start with a candy tobacco flavored product, four out of five. so if we ban the sale of these candy flavored tobacco in our stores, we will effectively keep them out of the reach of our kids. it's all about our health. >> and the same to you, star child. >> absolutely not. as i mentioned, the kids already can't buy tobacco in stores. what this will do is drive sales to the streets or on-line where i.d. check is less effective or in the case of on the streets, it won't take place at all. if you buy things on the street from unregulated sources, he don't know what's in them. we all know the case of eric garner in new york city who was
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killed by police there. he was selling illegal unlicensed cigarettes on the street, so that's an example of the kind of violence that can be produced by this, and it's not going to be effective at preventing kids from smoking. i mean, kids get tobacco know. i mean, it's a parental decision. keep your nine-year-olds from smoking, absolutely, but prop e won't help make that happen. >> thank you. our next question goes to star child first, is do you believe proposition e is too broad, there have been some arguments that in addition to it covering candy and flavored tobacco in that sense, that it also covers menthol cigarettes and hookah use in the middle eastern communities. >> we would be against it even if it were only covering a very narrow segment, because your question is does your body
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belong to you or the government. all of us consume various things that are unhealthy. if we all switched to a raw food, vegan diet, we would be much healthier. does that mean that anything that's not vegan should be criminalized? no, but that's the way that some people want to go. big government, unfortunately, they already make more off of the sale of a package of cigarettes than the tobacco companies do. they're trying to make money off of it on both ends, fining it from the sales, and criminalizing it on the other, and all the apparatus, there will be air cost with enforcing that, and we've seen with the war on drugs and putting people behind bars, especially with low-income communities and communities of color, and this is the wrong way to go. we know proceed hibitihibitionr on drugs is the wrong way to go. >> dr. chung? >> absolutely not.
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again, most kids start smoking through candy flavored tobacco products. these flavors are added for a reason: so make smoking easier and to make more pima ikt didded. we know the more you smoke, the more it'll call you to have harm, cancer and eventually death. i like to do whatever i can to keep my kids safe and to keep my community safe. i do believe this ban will be effective in reducing our kids from smoking, so i'm a proponent of this proposition. >> and we'd like to have our closing arguments. we'll start with you, star child. >> well, first of all, i wanted to point out, for one thing, there's medical health professionals and people who care about kids and reducing death on both sides of this argument, so please don't be misled by the fact that my opponent has the word dr. in front of his name.
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et he et -- he's a dermatologist, not a health care researcher. the fact that kids may start by smoking flavored tobacco, that has nothing to do with the reality that everybody likes flavors. they're acting like oh, just because it's flavored, it's going after kids. nonsense. i like different flavored when i eat products. i don't smoke cigarettes, but it's something that people should have, again, ultimately the right to choose what to put into their own bodies, and this is not going to reduce smoking. history shows it's not going to reduce smoking. the belief that it will somehow flies in the face of reality. >> thank you. dr. chung? >> thank you. again as a practicing physician in san francisco for over ten years and having represented san francisco marin medical society, the california medical association and also the american medical association on public health policy, i can tell you that all of our organizations feel that this proposition is the right thing to do. this proposition simply is to
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uphold the ban on candy flavored tobacco. big tobacco is waging a war, an assault on our kids' health. they try to get a new generation of children to be addicted to tobacco products that's going to increase our health care costs down the road. nod to diseas-- in addition to diseases and deaths, so please vote no on proposition e. >> thank you. thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> no on prop e. >> we hope that this discussion has been informative. for more information on this and other ballot measures in the june election, please visit the department of elections website at, remember, early voting is available at city hall on may 7th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and if you don't vote
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early, remember to vote on june 5th.
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>> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we
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can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet,
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but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just
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right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american
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experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia.
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there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my
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childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
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>> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture.
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i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that energy >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their showing up and dining within the
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49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the
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oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the
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community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money
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to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san f just about expensive eat but food for everyone and there's organizations in the city that are doing really good work making sure that healthy food it
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assessable to everyone. more and more as follows are are becoming interested in upper arlthd they want to joy the open green pace sea know where their food it coming from we'll look at 3 programs talking ushering agricultural and garden to new heights. so what exactly it, your honor agricultural >> it the growing food or flowers within city limits traditionally we've been referring to communities gardener that is a raised bed over and over upper argument has a more a farming way of farming.
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>> so tell me 0 what's growing in this garden. >> a really at all plant. in the one of the rare places, you know, people have access to green space 24 is one of the places to grow things like the purple floor. it is sort of recognizing that the more diversity in given space the better not to just have one thing by everything supported each another >> it provides the community with an opportunity to get their hands dirty and reach 0 out and congressmen with the community in ways they might have not otherwise to engage with one other. >> now the dpw urban planning
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program so see how the garden community. >> so i grew up on a farm in air force base we picked the foods open the trees and share with other families and as i drive around san francisco i see any trees with apples or mrumdz and lemon trees i can see the food going to waste and brought that idea back to the department many of the trees where the fruit would go to waste we origin or crop and pick other fruits and delivery this to food banks or shelters to people who need them. >> i'm here with nang wong hello nang. >> hello. >> i need to understand house this gleaning work.
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>> we come and harvest like for example, we'll come over here this is the lemon and plug it like this. >> (laughter). >> made that good, good and ease. >> the trick is how not to hurt the branches. >> like the thing. >> i'm so excited about this. the people are so passionate about where the food goes to the private property owners give us the food they're happy that no of a t is going to waste >> oh. thank you. thank you. again job aura natural
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>> (laughter). >> from backyards to back lots let's take a look at the food and community bonding at the free farm. >> my idea was to start growing food and giving it away. and getting my neighbors to who had space and having a kind of event that brings people together not to run our food program this time around but to share the wealth of the abundance of our welfare. we were all divorce and as part of our philosophy of working together and working together. >> what's the most rewarding aspect of volunteering for the free farm stand. >> well, we could is a
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generalic satisfaction but something about giving food away it's giving something i brought that in and sort it and gave it to you it's primitive to be able to give something some basically to someone else. >> now serving number to 49 come on down. >> we have the capability of producing this food and in san francisco you can grow food all year round so the idea we're capable of prougdz food in our own backyards we're here to demonstrate an bans of food and i think that giving it away for free we show individuals it in have to be a comedy. >> we build time together and it's the strength of any ideas
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of the connections we'll turn that connection and the more connections you make no mistake about it the more you can have a stronger power and not have to rely on money that's the people power. >> in this episode we've seen the urban farms and gardens provide more in fruits and vegetation people can have the special produce available it can be a place to give back by donating food to others and teach our children the connection to the earth and environment it's truly.
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>> shop and dine the 49 challenges residents to do they're shopping with the 49ers of san francisco by supporting the services within the feigned we help san francisco remain unique and successful and rib rant where will you shop the shop and dine the 49 i'm e jonl i provide sweets square feet potpie and peach cobbler and i started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop
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on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who - >> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every
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street corner have liquor store in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like
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tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small
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businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind of thing
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hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have
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a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood pressure came down helped in so many different ways
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the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see the great impact usually that is
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like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy options good for the business and good for the community i wish to have more
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